The International Impact and Historical Significance of the Cultural Revolution
Panel includes Dongping Han, Raymond Lotta, Robert Weil.
3b. AUDIENCE QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION
Dongping Han, author of: The Unknown Cultural Revolution: Life and Change in a Chinese Village. Dongping Han is Professor of History at Warren Wilson College and was farmer. At age 19, he was elected manager of a collective village factory during the Cultural Revolution.
Raymond Lotta of the Set the Record Straight Projectis a Maoist political economist, a writer for Revolution newspaper, and editor of, Maoist Economics and the Revolutionary Road to Communism.
Ann Tompkins Lived and worked in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution. She co-authored, Chinese Posters: Art from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.
Robert Weil is Senior Fellow at the Oakland Institute; and author of, Red Cat, White Cat: China and the Contradictions of Market Socialism.
FEW EVENTS IN MODERN HISTORY are more deserving of rediscovery than Chinas Cultural Revolution of 1966-76. Few have so challenged traditional notions of what human society can be. Few have been as distorted and demonized. Want to know what revolutionary socialism was really like? From people who lived it... and loved it? Hear from youth who went to the countryside to work and learn from the peasants...artists who set out to create revolutionary art... women who struggled against feudal tradition... people who look back at this period as some of the best years of their lives. And learn from scholars whose work brings to life a crucial and vital legacy of liberation.
These videos cover the first two days of this symposium held at UC Berkeley in November, 2009. Running time is seven hours divided into six video segments linked to here: